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John Stott: ‘Today’s world needs a bigger gospel’

If all creation is under the curse, but your Gospel only talks about spiritually setting humans free, how is that anything but a fragmentary Gospel?

John Stott, the renowned rector of All Souls Church in London, wrote: “Many people are rejecting our gospel today not because they perceive it to be false, but because they perceive it to be trivial. People are looking for an integrated world-view which makes sense of all their experience. … Today’s world needs a bigger gospel.”

See “Our ‘trivial’ Gospel and Church decline” and “Changing the way we ‘gospel’” in our new (free, for now) ebook, Lo-ammi: ‘Christians’ – but not God’s people. (pp.48 ff)

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Staunch evangelicals, but oblivious about justice

Tony Merida revisits John Stott’s four questions about the church and social justice, including:

What sort of God do we believe in? Is he concerned exclusively with individual salvation? Or does he have a social conscience? Is he (in Dr. Carl Henry’s memorable phrase), “the God of justice and of justification”? How is it that so many of us staunch evangelical people have never seen, let alone faced, the barrage of biblical texts about justice?

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What sort of a community do we think the church is meant to be? Is it not often indistinguishable from the world because it accommodates itself to the prevailing culture of injustice and indifference?

Read the rest here.

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